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2013-05-01 11:54 AM

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Subject: Early Open Water Swim Practice

I'm new to the Area. My first Tri for the year is the  Summer OPEN Sprint Triathlon on 5/18 at Longmont.

Would like to get an open water swim practice in before the event. Anyone know of a good palce in the greater Denver area I could do it?



2013-05-01 12:07 PM
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Not that I know of.  I don't think any of the reservoir swim beaches open until closer to Memorial Day.  The gravel pond tends to be very late May as well.  Grant Ranch is saying 5/18.

I do know there are hearty souls that swim early and late in the year so maybe someone else knows where they swim?

2013-05-01 12:40 PM
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According to the COMSA site, 

Open Water Swimming at Chatfield State Park in the Gravel Pond

 Saturday 7:30 am to 10:00 am

Monday and Wednesday 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
May 1 - September 30

 

You do have to be a member of COMSA to swim there.

2013-05-01 12:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Early Open Water Swim Practice

correct open water at chatfield opens today haha. however, like the above poster mentioned you need to be a member of cosma and either bike in or have a park pass.

 

Just a little bit away is the grant ranch open water they have a website with more information however I do not have a link or know when it opens. Grant ranch has no requirements other than buying our pass.

Other than that I have herd about one possibly in cherry creek area??? and of course good old boulder.

2013-05-02 10:06 AM
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I heard that 5 people braved Chatfield yesterday.  Water temperature was 51 degrees and only 1 participant was wearing a wetsuit.  Those are some tough swimmers.
2013-05-02 10:22 AM
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guptask - 2013-05-02 9:06 AM I heard that 5 people braved Chatfield yesterday.  Water temperature was 51 degrees and only 1 participant was wearing a wetsuit.  Those are some tough swimmers.

REAL tough swimmers.  I am waiting for Grant Ranch to open (I will use a wetsuit!).  I should be able to get in a swim while in Orlando, FL on business in two weeks.  My hotel is about 1.5 miles from Cane Lake so I can do Lucky's Lake Swim (luckyslakeswim.com) one morning.  It is a widely known 1K OWS.



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2013-05-02 10:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Early Open Water Swim Practice

guptask - 2013-05-02 9:06 AM I heard that 5 people braved Chatfield yesterday.  Water temperature was 51 degrees and only 1 participant was wearing a wetsuit.  Those are some tough swimmers.

There was a picture in the Denver Post this morning of those people at the gravel pond yesterday

2013-05-02 11:30 AM
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Cliff the guy without a wetsuit swims masters with me he is crazy and loves open water more than anything however going yesterday is beyond crazy haha

2013-05-02 4:14 PM
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Its about time for me to put up my first post!---and believe me-a rank amateur. Seems to be a good time to join the crowd here!

 I have found that the Windsor Triatlon Club is planning to start a regular monday--- evening open water swim at the Water ValleyPelican Lakes golf course in Windsor. I too am going for my first ever triathlon at Union Reservoir on June 18th (Summer Open) and need to get some experience at some open water!! I'm going next monday 5:30-7:00 PM. You can contact them here:http://windsortriclub.com/w3c2013seasontraining.html

Seems to have a $10.00 drop in fee.

Word from the Union Reservoir ranger is that they could have trouble with having enough water to open the lake for swimming. They implied a possibility of having to drop the swim.

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